Monday September 11, 2017

7:45 p.m. The Senate adjourned until 10:00 a.m.

7:37 p.m. ML McConnell does wrap-up for the night.   UC that Senator Paul has up to 4 hours of post cloture debate on the motion to proceed.  UC that at 2:15 p.m. on Tuesday, the Senate proceed to Executive session to vote on the nomination of Kevin Hassett to be the Chair of the Council of Economic Advisors.

Wrap up:

Passed H.R.3732, to amend section 1113 of the Social Security Act to provide authority for increased fiscal year 2017 and 2018 payments for temporary assistance to United States citizens returned from foreign countries.

Passed S.J.Res.49, condemning the violence and domestic terrorist attack that took place during events between August 11 and August 12, 2017, in Charlottesville, Virginia, recognizing the first responders who lost their lives while monitoring the events, offering deepest condolences to the family and friends of those individuals who were injured by the violence, expressing support for the Charlottesville community, rejecting White supremacists, the Ku Klux Klan, neo-nazis, and other hate groups, and urging the President and the President’s Cabinet to use all available resources to address the threats posed by those groups.

Passed S.416, Small Business Capital Formation Enhancement Act.

Passed S.327, Fair Access to Investment Research Act, with Warren-Heller amendment and committee-reported amendments.

Passed S.444, Supporting America’s Innovators Act.

Passed S.462, Securities and Exchange Commission Overpayment Credit Act.

Passed S.484, U.S. Territories Investor Protection Act, with committee-reported amendments.

Passed S.488, Encouraging Employee Ownership Act.

Passed S.102, Securing Access to Networks in Disasters Act, with committee-reported amendment.

Passed S.1311, Abolish Human Trafficking Act of 2017, with Cornyn and committee-reported amendment.

Passed S.1312, Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2017, with Grassley and committee-reported amendment.

6:08 p.m. Senator Hoeven paid tribute to the new Miss America, from North Dakota who was an intern in his office last year.

6:07 p.m. Cloture invoked on motion to proceed to the Defense authorization 89-3.

Senators voting against: Paul, Sanders and Wyden.

Senators not voting: Flake, Graham, Isakson, Menendez, Nelson, Rubio, Scott and Strange.

5:30 p.m. Roll call vote began on cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R. 2810, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018.

5:07 p.m. Senator McCain spoke about the defense authorization bill.

4:45 p.m. Senator Fischer spoke about September 11 attacks.

3:43 p.m. Senator Cornyn spoke about Hurricane Irma. He spoke about the September 11 attacks.

3:18 p.m. Senator Durbin spoke about immigration.

3:08 p.m. Minority Leader Schumer spoke about the September 11 attacks.

3:03 p.m. Majority Leader McConnell spoke about the September 11 attacks and about the defense authorization bill.

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The Senate will convene at 3:00 p.m. Following the prayer and pledge, the Senate will observe a moment of silence in remembrance of the lives lost in the attacks of September 11th, 2001.

Following the moment of silence, the Senate will proceed with Leader remarks, and then will resume consideration of the Motion to Proceed to H.R. 2810, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018

At 5:30 p.m. the Senate will vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to H.R. 2810.